WSIU Almanac: October 23rd, 2015.

Oct 23, 2015

Botanist and  naturalist Chris Benda is leading two hikes this weekend...the first one is tomorrow at Atwood Ridge in Jonesboro starting from the Shawnee National Forest office in Jonesboro at 11AM.  And then Sunday at 1PM meet at the Eddyville gas station for a hike at Lusk Creek Canyon ....Chris is also a botanist and the President of the Illinois Native Plant Society.    These wildflower hikes are brought to you by the River To River Cooperative Weed Management Area and the Shawnee National Forest.  For more information contact Chris Benda at

In Mount Vernon TOMORROW at Cedarhurst, it's Family Art Fun: Clay Fall Leaves starting at 3PM.  You'll be creating beautiful fall leaves out of clay...for more information call Cedarhurst at 618-242-1236.

And also in Mount Vernon,  this Sunday it's  a children's halloween  party  at Historical Village at 1:30.  Pre-Registration is required, call 618-246.


"Ghost Mountain" by Spencer Brewer from his

1993 album  titled  "Romantic Interludes: Piano and Acoustic Ensemble" on Narada Records.